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· November, 2012

Stories about International Relations from November, 2012

30 November 2012

Palestine Gets “Symbolic” Upgrade at the UN

The upgrade of Palestine from an "entity" to a "non-member state" at the United Nations received a lukewarm reaction from netizens - who asked what a 'symbolic' gesture like recognising...

Protest Against Chinese-owned copper mine in Myanmar

South China Sea or Austronesian Sea?

28 November 2012

Mauritania: February 25th Movement says “No to Guardianship” of France

Mauritania is undergoing a period of great political uncertainty due to the evacuation for medical reasons of President Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz after he was shot on October 13, 2012....

27 November 2012

Iran: Reflections on Gaza and Israel

For many in Iran, the issues surrounding Gaza, Hamas, and Palestine are viewed through a prism of politics. Condemning Hamas publicly means becoming a target. One Iranian student organization, became...

24 November 2012

Doubting the Efficiency of EU Funding for Slovakia

The European Commission has unveiled plans for priorities in funding Slovakia during the years of 2014-2020. One of the problems is that the EU money is often used for unnecessary...

Pakistan Stands With Palestine

A number of rallies and protests were held in Pakistan to show solidarity with the Palestinians in their recent conflict with Israel. Using social media, people have raised concerns over...

21 November 2012

Celebratory Gunfire marks Israel and Gaza Ceasefire

A truce has been reached between Israel and Hamas, ending a week of fighting which cost the lives of at least 155 Palestinians and five Israelis.

Malaysian Residents Oppose Rare Earths Refinery

Malaysia is set to build the world's largest rare earths refinery after the High Court rejected petitions opposing the project. In response environment groups, residents, and concerned citizens have vowed...

Did News Story on Riches of China's Premier Weaken Reformists?

Chinese Premier Wen Jiabo’s final days in office have been tainted by allegations that his family has used their power and influence to amass a personal fortune. The scandal also...

Myanmar Overwhelmed by Obama's Kiss

Thousands of people greeted Barack Obama who made history by becoming the first president of the United States to set foot on Myanmar. People talked about his speech, his foreign...

20 November 2012

Is a Hamas/Israel Ceasefire on the Table?

News is spreading like wildfire online that a Gaza ceasefire will be signed between Hamas and Israel in Cairo tonight [Nov 20, 2012], following a week of violence.

Hardinge Bridge Over A Dried-up River Bed

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